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|64 T4||Get Out (2017) - Aug 12, 2017
"For me films (or art in general) based around race is lowest common denominator stuff, it's very easy to think you want to make a film & then look as far as skin colour when you design a plot. Get Out is smart enough to saturate us in that kind of thinking to highlight the absurdity of the discussion. But really, who is the discussion with? We all know art won't change peoples minds, worse, despite the veil of comedy, do 'awareness' pieces inadvertently perpetuate the concept of division? idk."
|51 T3||Alien: Covenant (2017) - Aug 08, 2017
"Builds only slightly on the Alien universes' universe, now it feels like we have 5 pieces down in a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Ultimately predictable, except for the casting of McBride and Franco? We get a decent theme thrown at us, with a questioning of AI's intentions when too much control is handed over, although this is something we've seen many times before, notably in 'Her'. I gave the film a tick over 50% as it continues Scott's descent into career depression following from 'The Counselor'"
|39 T2||Buster's Mal Heart (2016) - Jul 31, 2017
"Straight forward 'schizophrenic' plot-line with some moments of surreality to keep it fresh. I'd place this somewhere between an amateur filmmaker's Fight Club and Swiss Army Man with the lunacy toned way down. Very pickable plot, with nothing really new brought to the medium. You can start to see what attracts Malek to a script if you've followed him from Mr. Robot to this. "
|68 T5||Silicon Cowboys (2016) - Jul 31, 2017
"Not bad if you're an IT buff, fairly dry if it's not your game. Covers the rise to fame of Compaq by building on a relatively simple concept. Times were a lot more simple in the 80's and many great ideas were yet to be had, now the solutions to problems we don't have are scrolled by with a swipe of a finger. I did enjoy the attempt at conjuring drama with the board meeting sequence, as close as we get to anything near outrageous during Silicon Cowboys."
|72 T6||Logan (2017) - Jul 31, 2017
"Felt less like a superhero/marvel film and more like a drama involving supernatural themes. Operates somewhere on the bleak spectrum between Dark Knight and Stranger Things. Stephen Merchant was surprisingly well cast too."
|56 T3||The Trip to Spain (2017) - Jul 09, 2017
"Treading water compared to the first & second instalments of the franchise. There is the same sweeping vistas, food-porn & irreverence within the halls of whichever historic landmark that is come across, but the plot seemed to be an afterthought, and appears rather late in the series too. As for the tone, a similar shot at introspective contemplation is eventually conjured, again, late in the piece. I found this same tone more effectively depicted in the Italian segment with the Brydon plotline."
|72 T6||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - Jun 25, 2017
"If the char's during the 2 seasons of TP slowly had their layers peeled back exposing their rotten drivers, the characters in TP: FWwM start raw with nothing left to hide. The film re-enacts what we already knew transpired, effectively leaving the way it is presented as the 'new content'. Lynch takes us on an audio/visual journey that really starts to move from the Canada sequence (a highlight) onwards. Side note: Palmer is one of the more psychologically destroyed chars I've seen put to screen."
|78 T7||Twin Peaks (1990) - Jun 21, 2017
"Perfect example of what can be achieved with a limited score. As most viewers would agree, there are glimmers of brilliance within the 2 series. As most viewers would also agree, the show grinds to a halt after ep 9 of season 2, seemingly losing it's mind (with the Ben Horne/Civil war subplot), only to regain momentum leading into that finale. Most impressive are the well crafted chars, you can appreciate this even after the pilot. Soap opera imbued with psych-horror, bizarre comedy & char depth"
|64 T4||Raw (2017) - Jun 12, 2017
"Red is the coldest colour. Takes it's time to get into the meaty end of the plot, but 'Raw' starts spinning faster and faster once we get that first taste of whats to come. Lots of skin to drive home the core theme, decent score, falls short of an arthouse classic like 'Dogtooth', as it lacked poise & composition, preferring a more frenzied approach, which thematically makes sense, but leaves the viewing experience somewhat scattered. "
|41 T2||T2 Trainspotting (2017) - Jun 05, 2017
"35% nostalgia, 25% new plot, 15% cast reunion, 10% fan-service, 5% footage from the original, 4% forced dialogue, 3% pegging, 2% unsubtitled english & 1% heroin abuse."